Contra Costa County, California
Growing up in southern Germany, Julian and Sebastian Erggelet were raised on the virtues of age-worthy Riesling and, after separate academic and professional careers, soon followed their passions to France, Switzerland, Australia and Spain in pursuit of making expressive, terroir-driven wines.
In 2014, Julian and Sebastian embarked on a journey to California working with likes of Ovid and Seven Stones, then Martin Estate and Hannah Nicole Winery, before venturing out to craft their own wines in Contra Costa County. All Malvasia is currently sourced from the CCOF-certified Checchini Family Vineyard in Knightsen, where Julian's wife Ali was born and who's family has farmed for several generations. Carignane and Zinfandel are both picked in Oakley, from fourth generation farmer Tom Del Barba's fine sand vineyards, and specifically, a center block of his hundred year old vines. Lastly, the Mataro is sourced just down the road from a highly regarded, century old 5 acre block owned by Tom's dad, Fred Del Barba.
With a focus on organic farming, coupled with low intervention but intentional wine-making, Julian and Sebastian Erggelet are making delicious and authentic terroir driven wines in the California Delta.
Ergellet Brothers Malvasia Bianca (Checchini Family Vineyard)
Ergellet Brothers Carignane (Del Barba Vineyard)
Ergellet Brothers Mataro (Del Barba Vineyard)
Ergellet Brothers Zinfandel (Del Barba Vineyard)